Mel B has listed James Corden as one of the “biggest d***heads” in showbiz.
The British singer made the eyebrow-raising comments during an appearance on Channel 4’s The Big Narstie Show, hosted by Grime rapper Big Narstie.
During the show, comedian Mo Gilligan asked the mom-of-three: “Who is the biggest d***head celebrity you’ve ever met?”
To which Mel B – who was known as Scary Spice in her girl band days – promptly replied: “James Corden, Geri Halliwell… and me,” via The Independent.
Mel B made some pretty eyebrow-raising comments about fellow celebs. Credit: Doug Peters / Alamy
“But Geri, she’s your bandmate,” Gilligan said, with the singer commenting: “I know. I love her to bits but she’s really f***ing annoying.”
The co-host then pressed Mel a little further, asking what Corden had done to earn himself the title of being one of the “biggest d***heads: she’s ever met, to which she added: “I think you always have to be nice to the people that you work with whether it be production, camera guys, sound, lighting.
“We all work for the same thing, so you should always be nice and he hasn’t been very nice.”
The music icon’s comments come after recent allegations that paint the late-night TV show host in a rather negative light.
Earlier this year, the owner of New York City restaurant Balthazar blasted Corden in a viral Instagram post, calling him “the most abusive customer to my Balthazar servers since the restaurant opened 25 years ago.” He added that 44-year-old Corden had been banned from returning to the restaurant.
In the post, owner Keith McNally explained that Corden had asked for free drinks following the discovery of a hair in his food and, on a separate occasion, had left a server at the restaurant “shaken” after an egg yolk omelet Corden ordered had “a little bit of egg white mixed with the egg yolk.”
McNally allegedly lifted the ban after Corden apologized profusely, but later on during his late-night show the London native seemed to do a 180 on his remorseful apology – although he did admit he made a “rude comment”.
“I understand the difficulties of being a server. I worked shifts at restaurants for years. I have such respect and I value anyone that does such a job. And the team at that restaurant are so great – that’s why I love it there. The restaurant manager and the server, they were lovely,” he began.
“But here’s the truth of it. Because I didn’t shout, or scream – I didn’t get up out of my seat, I didn’t call anyone names or use derogatory language – I’ve been walking around thinking I hadn’t done anything wrong… right? But the truth is I have. I made a rude comment, and it was wrong. It was an unnecessary comment. It was ungracious to the server,” Corden concluded.